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Corruption investigations : Brazil's Ex-President Temer arrested

In Brazil, has been taken of the former President, Michel Temer. As the Brazilian media reported that the arrest in Sao Paulo. The arrest had been ordered by a judge, for the investigations in the huge corruption scandal of the "Lava Jato" (car wash). Also, the former energy Minister Moreira Franco was taken as a result.

The conservative politician had made by the end of 2018 office after two and a half years at the helm of Brazil office. Against him had already been made during his term in office, allegations of corruption, according to. In the case of "Lava Jato" is to create a corruption network around the state Oil company, Petrobras.

The left-wing Ex-President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva, was sentenced in 2017 because of his role in the corruption scandal to a multi-year prison sentence, and in the following year, after exhaustion of remedies in prison came. That's why he withdrew his candidacy for the presidential elections in October 2018, finally. As election winner by the radical right-wing politician Jair Bolsonaro.

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The Petrobras stand-scandal rocked Brazilian politics for years. In the affair numerous business involved people and politicians of different parties. Petrobras is said to have awarded to overpriced and conditions of contracts to construction companies and other firms; they paid, in turn, bribes to politicians and parties. (AFP)

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